According ESPN.COM and several other unconfirmed sources, Red Sox Pitching Coach John Farrell has been offered and accepted the Blue Jays Managerial position. Other names have included Demarlo Hale, Sandy Alomar JR, Brian Butterfield, Bobby Valentine and Tim Wallach; who was denied permission to speak with the Blue Jays. Farrell would join a new movement of Pitching Coaches taking the reins of MLB teams. Bud Black of the Padres, has proven that pitching coaches are able to manage after being a pitching coach. Farrell has worked with current Asst GM Tony Lacava.
We think that the Jays are still interested in Sandy Alomar and Brian Butterfield, as well as Farrell. JF would be a great addition to the Jays organization.